Friday notes

I’m busy and afraid to look in the comment section. (More than usual!) Quiet day anyway.

Previews of tonight: ESTO, Ovaciones (hooray for posting today’s article, since the PDF isn’t up), LuchandoLibre. The big story here is Liger’s debut match, as good as bet as they have for drawing a good house the week before the anniversary show. Looks like he’ll be headlining every show he’s on as a rudo and teaming with No Limit most of the time. There sure seems to be a Liger/UG match coming before he goes back to Japan (which makes one wonder if UG is headed back to Japan at some point in the near future.) No Mistico on the card, but with Negro in the semimain, it wouldn’t shock anyone to see a surprise appearance. Terrible/Mascara as the lightning match is interesting in light of Terrible’s pals getting a shot at Mascara’s trios titles next week.[poll id=”43″]

CMLL announced the anniversary show will start a half hour earlier, to show a video of past anniversaries. So, an episode of Ras de Lona then? Or maybe they’ll help us fill some gaps on the list of Anniversary main events?

El Pancracio writes about new CMLL wrestler Disturbio and Puebla wrestler with Tigre Rojo.

Luchas 2000 486 has many pages on Alex Koslov – having wholy and completely different articles on the show, Alex on losing the cage, Roldan talking about the Cruiserweight Title, and the CMLL booking committee saying he’s not coming in is completely normal and still odd. It’s all the same story.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s upcoming lineuips.

FWIW: I had planned to do a move on the luchawiki server this weekend which would take it down a few hours. Not sure if that’s going to happen, but I’ll try to give warning (both here and the wiki) if it does.

XLAW, Koslov, lineups

X-LAW (TUE) 09/08 Coliseo Tulancingo [X-LAW
1) Rocky Lobo b Angel Suicida, Drastik Boy, Lancelot, Black Fire, Masterson Boy, Slayer, Concord, Dinastia, Korey
2) Impostor b Alfil
3) Epidemia & Heavy Boy b Konami & Rex
4) Angel o Demonio, LEon ROjo, Ovett b Payaso Carrona, Payaso Miedo, Payaso Terror
5) Kai & Ragde b Bushi & Pesadilla
6) Jiro Hachmitsu, Masada, Oriental b Fantasma de la Opera, Genesis, Suicida
7) Super Crazy b Damián 666, Nosawa [XLAW JH]

Oriental and Suicida were added to the show.

Alex Koslov is still in AAA. If you didn’t believe me before, and if you didn’t read Meltzer mocking the angle in yesterday’s Observer, here’s two articles that might get you to believe:

– Alex Koslov told Record he’s planning to sue AAA to get his job back, claiming unfair dismissal. Which doesn’t quite flow from neither the angle where he was fired for losing a match he agreed to, either from the fake-shoot-angle where he was leaving AAA for opportunities elsewhere.

– Luchas2000 included an interview with CMLL’s booking crew, who said they had not heard from Alex and would definetly not be bringing Alex back.

This is just a vacation, during a slow period in spot shows. (Slow enough that people are complaining to the Observer about it; not enough work is the reason cited for Oriental leaving.)

Shocker explains the new Guapos will be himself and Jon Strongman, because they don’t need anyone else. In fact, they’ll be so great together, they could battle trios, or atomicos, or five men teams, or street musicians, or soccer teams that want to tkae on the Guapos. It’s good to believe in yourself.

Speaking of shows, CMLL has an odd looking schedule next week, moving shows on to accommodate Independence Day on Wednesday

CMLL (MON) 09/14 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro vs Ares & Barbaro I
2) Delta, Horus, Metálico vs Bronco, Inquisidor, Scorpion
3) Leono, Rouge, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Místico vs Jushin Liger, Naito, Yujiro

Barbaro I?

CMLL (WED) 09/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Saturno vs Ebola & In Memoria
2) Angelo & Hierro vs Angel del Mal & Drago
3) Fabián el Gitano, Flash, Mascara Dorada vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Mictlán vs Máscara Mágica [hair]
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Último Guerrero vs Jushin Liger, Naito, Yujiro

CMLL (WED) 09/16 Arena Coliseo
1) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOS]

This replaces the usual Arena Mexico show. Sunday is also an Arena Coliseo show, with the idea that Arena Mexico will be shut down for the week leading up the anniversary show. IWRG will be moving it’s Thursday’s show to Wednesday as well.

La Raza has a preview of Lucha Va Voom in Chicago, including what looks like an actual lineup of matches. No way that can be right.

The Gladiatores has interviews with Nosawa and Oriental.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news updates.

09/09-10 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Mesias/Wagner in a bull terrier match, Billy & Sexi vs Fabi & Aero in a street fight, and the Elegido/Gronda vs Joe Lider/Nicho rematch.

52MX: probably the Flash/Metaro/Rogue vs Euforia/Tigre/Virus match and the Atlatnis/Warrior/Lizmark vs Dorada/Mictlan/Sagrado semimain.

CMLL: top 3, which means the Lyger debut teaming with No Limit vs Atlantis/Guerrero/Warrior

AAA-MEX: part 2 of VdE, which should have HX vs Elegido/Gronda II, Charly/Chessman, and the titlte match.

FOX: Minis, maybe, and the No Limit/V5 vs Garza/La Mascara/Toscano. It is awfully concidental timing that Mendoza goes down with an injury just when his use to the promotion has ended for the time being (they don’t need him to team with No Limit with Lyger around. They didn’t need him when Lyger wasn’t around either, but that’s what they were doing.)

C3: Mephisto vs Garza and more.

Puebla: figure the tercera gets dropped, and maybe we figure out what’s the deal with the new names in the opener.

Monterrey: Ninja/Orientals vs Hombre sin Miedo, Black Diamond, Caifan

09/26 AAA TV Lineup (Monterrey) – Antonio Pena Memorial show

Don’t trust people with 1 post and hot info. Let’s try this again!

AAA TV (SAT) 09/26 Arena Monterrey [AAA]
1) Argenis, Atomic Boy, Laredo Kid vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II [glow in the dark]
2) Decnnis, El Elegido, Gronda II vs Gronda, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario [cage, hardcore]
3) Extreme Tiger vs Sugi SanJack EvansTeddy HartRocky Romero [AAA CRUISER, Ladder]
4) Sexy Star vs Fabi Apache [Reina De Reinas, bull terrier]
5) La Parka Jr. vs OctagónSilver KingElectro ShockAlan StoneZorroÚltimo GladiadorKenzo SuzukiMarco CorleonePimpinela Escarlata,CibernéticoOzz? [copa Pena]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs El Mesías [AAA HEAVY]
7) Charly Manson vs Chessman [hair]

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#907, #908)
Mexico: 10/09, 10/16
US: 10/24, 10/31

Zorro takes Elegido’s place in the copa Pena, with Elegido being sucked into the hardcore cage match disaster area.  No one knows why Decnnis is teaming with the tecnicos. Whatever happened the Guapito’s promotion, anyway? They haven’t done anything with that angle in months. Also, it just occured to me that they’re going to set up a cage and take down a cage during this show, where every match is getting a lot time. Remind me not to live blog this.

Sexy/Fabi has been made a bull terrier match, which they just did on TV, with the same exact seconds (Billy & Aero), so…that match did have it’s moments, but not enough that I needed to see it again.

Poder del Norte vs Fuerza Aerea will be better than the Psycho Clowns, so I think this is all a net impovment.

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Puebla, Mexico, Guadalajara, Lyger

CMLL (MON) 09/07 Arena Puebla [SuperLuchas]
5) Yujiro b Shocker [copa Puebla]

Yujiro snuck in a foul and won himself a big trophy.

CMLL (TUE) 09/08 Arena Mexico [ESTO, CMLL]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata b Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Pólvora, Vangelis, Virus
4) La Sombra, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Mephisto b Héctor Garza

Main was said to be cold and boring. Mephisto snuck in a foul. Tecs lost the first fall of the semimain, but took the last two.

CMLL (TUE) 09/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Metatrón & Nube Roja b Skaxy & Titanio
2) El Divino & Hierro b Infierno & Rey Trueno
3) Dr. X & Loco Max b Pegasso & Rey Cometa
4) Máscara Mágica, Mr. Niebla, Felino b Blue Panther, Máximo, Mictlán
5) Shocker b Terrible

Terrible took the first, but Shocker won the second and third. Mascara Magica cheated to beat Mictlan again, and they’ll have a hair match next week. Felino replaced Negro Casas, which I hope is just randomness.

Lyger is in Mexico; a day early, since the pictures all say the 7th. Nice shirt! Lyger’s promo sure sounds like he’s going to be a rudo.

AAA adds Alan Stone to the Pena match at the Pena show, but otherwise the lineup posted a couple days ago has been dead on. They announced the Charly/Chessman hair match yesterday.

IWRG Copa High Power, AULL with AJPW, Oriental, Koslov

IWRG (SUN) 09/06 Arena Naucalpan [Estrella del Ring, Black Terry Jr. photos, Al Filo del Ring]
1) Keshin Black b Alan Extreme
2) Dark Saint & Menfis b Rey Tempestad & Star Boy
3) Blasfemia, Capitán Muerte, Mr. America b Angelico, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Bushi, Chico Che, Exodia b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Bobby Lee Jr. b Masada, Nosawa, Fuerza Guerrera, Kai, Veneno, Suicida, Juventud Guerrera, Gringo Loco, Pendulo [copa higher power]

Bobby Lee Jr. wins this tournament? Not that they really had regulars here besids Suicida and Pendulo.

AULL (SUN) 09/06 Arena Lopez Mateos [EdR]
1) Gallito de Oro & Principe Torbellino DRAW Hormiga Atomica & Rey Cristal
2) Super Halcon Jr., Super Panda, Tortuguillo Ninja DQ Conde Bartock, Epidemia, Psicopata
3) Robin Maravilla, Sadico, Yakuza DQ Cerebro Maligno, Epitafio, Herejia and Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, Ovett [AULL TRIOS]
4) Masada b Rocky Santana, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000, Último Vampiro, Jiro Hachimitsu, Kai, Nosawa [XLAW INTERNATIONAL]

Masada got Rocky Santana with a foul and covered him to win the vacant title in the main event. Porros (Angel O Demonio’s team) got eliminated form the three way for a DQ, so they kept interfering until they get the other challengers DQ too.

Ras de Lona promoted the upcoming return of Brazo de Plata and hyped up the anniversary show. The segments with Mini Violencia’s kids and India & Maximo’s newborn were cute, but I was totally lost on the news bit with Medusa, Black Warrior and Black Warrior’s wife.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico card is built around Mephisto vs Hector Garza.

DJ Spectro posted the Oriental is leaving AAA article from Box Y Lucha.

Chuck Palumbo worked the AAA show in Tijuana this past Friday. Seems to only work the Tijuana shows.

Box Y Lucha #2938 has Mistico vs Negro, plus Alex trying the “if CMLL brought back Mr. Niebla, why wouldn’t they bring back me?” Of course, Niebla didn’t leave CMLL, CMLL dropped him admits much talk of personal issues.

El Pancracio has an interview with Puebla wrestler King Jaguar.

Kidnapped by Ninjas is a new lucha libre product review site. First review is the Lourdes Gorbet book.

Kcidis illustrates Mistico trashing Peste Negra.

411 Mania has a review of the EAW show that aired. The EAW people did interviews last week vowing a return, but didn’t

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Ohtani’s Jacket didn’t like the style of Santo/Casas for the NWA Welterweight Title in 95.

09/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara results

CMLL (SUN) 09/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
0) Nocturno b Johnny Dinamo
1) Fraile de la Muerte & Titanio b Astaroth & Virgo
2) Angelo & Metatron b Acertijo & Rafaga
3) Gallo, Hierro, Metal Blanco b Angel del Mal, Asesino Negro, Leon Blanco
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Valiente b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Averno b Blue Panther [NWA MIDDLE]

Panther took the first, Averno took the second. Panther grabbed Averno in the fujiwara in the third, Averno gave up, and the referee signaled the win…then noticed Averno’s foot had been outside the ring, so the hold should’ve been broken. Panther was too busy celebrating to realize what had happened, and Averno pulled him in the same armbar for the submission. Fuego interviewed all three people involved in the decision, though you can probably work out what they said. Referee says it’s Panther’s own fault for premature celebration.

Valiente replaced Volador.

09/06 Arena Coliseo results

CMLL (SUN) 09/06 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, Ovaciones]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Eléctrico, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito
3) Flash, Metro, Rouge b Euforia, Tiger Kid, Virus
4) Atlantis, Black Warrior, Hijo de Lizmark b Mascara Dorada, Mictlán, Sagrado
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, Toscano b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro

Ray Mendoza Jr. got knocked out catching Hector Garza on a plancha. He was taken to the hospital and held for observation.

Atlantis broke out a green outfit in support of the national team.

Who’s the new CMLL opening match wrestler?

I think I could spin this bit off into it’s own blog. Typos on websites happen all the time – I don’t want to go read that DG recap, because I can only imagine. However, when the identity of the debuting wrestler has been a source of confusion for a week, it’d nice when it’s put to rest. CMLL goes the other way:

CMLL.coms Friday results
CMLL.com's Friday results

I’ll stop now, I promise. (Unless it’s really bad.)

09/06 AAA TV Results (Tula)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/06 Plaza de Toros Tula, Hidalgo [luchalibreaaa, LuchandoLibre]
1) Decnnis, Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas, Sexy Star b Gato Eveready, Mari Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache b Cinthia Moreno & Oriental [AAA MIXED TAG]
3) Chessman & Zorro b Charly Manson & Crazy Boy
4) Groon XXX, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario b El Elegido, Gronda, Jack Evans
5) El Mesías, Extreme Tiger, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone b Dr. Wagner Jr., Electro Shock, Silver King, Último Gladiador

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#906)
Mexico: 09/27
US: 10/10

Not a lot of angles on this show.

The only really big news coming out of this show was the title change in the second match. Sexi Star interfered, trying to hit Fabi with a chair, and got Cinthia instead. Fabi took advantage for the win. AAA also posted the note officially saying Oriental is done here. Credit to LuchandoLibre for finding that out weeks in advance. Seems like Cinthia is staying. With Esther coming is as a tecnico and a whole bunch of foreign rudos to feud with, maybe this inadvertent chair shot leads to Cinthia being back on the tecnica side. Fabi & Mari can only feud with so many people at one time.

Report says the crowd was 100% against Dr. Wagner in the main event. Gronda and Gronda only wrestled a little bit in their match. Charly bled a lot, again. Decnnis took out Mari with a Michinoku Driver, which means Billy surely owes him.

Next taping is 09/18 in Puebla. Probably won’t get a lineup for that until next week from AAA, but maybe it’ll turn up elsewhere. They’re hinting we may get the Pena lineup soon, but that show is still 3 weeks away.

Edit: See, typos happen to me too.